Provided by the City of Manassas
Thanks to a generous donation from SWIFT, four City parks and three Manassas City public schools will soon benefit from more lovely trees. SWIFT is donating 100 trees to celebrate Earth Day. A ceremony recognizing SWIFT’s contribution and the company’s adoption of Cavalry Run Park, 9201 Ashton Avenue, was planned for this Earth Day, April 22. The ceremony will be rescheduled to a later date. SWIFT is the world’s leading provider of secure financial messaging services and has an office in Manassas,
The 100 donated trees will have a big impact across the City. Baldwin Elementary and Metz Middle School will receive 10 trees each; Weems Elementary will receive 28 trees. Liberia House Park, which is in the midst of outdoor restoration and garden creation, will receive 30 trees. Mayfield Earthwork Fort will get 10 trees, Winterset Park seven trees, and Cavalry Run Park five trees.
What SWIFT is Doing
Craig Young is SWIFT Chief Information Officer and represents the Virginia Technology Center in Manassas. “SWIFT is proud to support Earth Day in the City of Manassas. Our donation of 100 trees is a token of appreciation for the strong partnership we have had with the City and a reflection of our commitment to the community. We look forward to continued projects that directly better the environment and communities we serve.”
SWIFT will also be adopting Cavalry Run Park, located near its office. SWIFT employees join a group of companies, community groups, teams, and individuals who have adopted parks and fields in the City of Manassas. The teams spruce up the parks and fields during regular clean-up events. Last year, volunteers donated 1,515 hours to keep Manassas City parks beautiful.
SWIFT’s messaging platform, products and services connect more than 11,000 banking and securities organizations, market infrastructures and corporate customers. They are active in more than 200 countries and territories. The company communicates securely and exchanges standardized financial messages in a reliable way. SWIFT is headquartered in Belgium.
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